UGLY BETTY star AMERICA FERRERA has warned the show’s producers they might need to pad their star – because she has to lose weight to play a runner in a new film.
The sexy Latina, who plays homely Betty on the hit show, admits her body has already started transforming, thanks to a much needed break she took during the winter writer’s strike.
The actress, who turned 24 on Friday (18Apr08), admits a little rest and relaxation over Christmas (07) – and the occasional trip to the gym – gave her a hot new look.
She says, “My face looks different. My body looks different. I definitely feel like I’m growing up.”
But she insists her new film, in which she plays an avid runner, won’t effect her role in Ugly Betty.
She adds, “It’s a role that calls for a completely different physique. She’s a runner in a very different emotional space, which calls for me to make physical changes.
“(The producers of Ugly Betty) have been completely respectful of what I want to do with my body.”